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Chelsea’s defender Reece James is set to see a familiar face at the club next season

Chelsea squad send welcome messages as Man United transfer deal confirmed

The Chelsea right-back was one of the first to welcome his younger sister back to west London after her switch from Manchester United

Chelsea defender Reece James is set to see a familiar face at the club next season. (Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Chelsea defender Reece James is set to see a familiar face at the club next season.
Reece James sent a welcome message to sister Lauren after her move to Chelsea was confirmed on Friday.

The 19-year-old was announced as a Chelsea Women’s player on Friday morning, penning a four-year deal with the Blues having impressed with Manchester United.

She had scored six goals in 12 Women’s Super League appearances throughout last season following the Red Devils’ promotion and also earned a nomination for the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year.

The move, valued at a reported £200,000, sees James head back to Chelsea beginning her youth career with the Blues.

Following the confirmation of her switch to west London, she said: “It’s a great feeling to come back home, to a great club, the club I started at the age of six.

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“To be able to play for the first team now and come back here to Emma and the rest of the group is a great feeling.

“I’m excited to get started and I can’t wait to meet all the fans at Kingsmeadow when the new season kicks in.”

Whilst Lauren expressed her delight, older brother Reece also hailed the move with a touching Instagram post.

The England right-back wrote: “She’s finally back!! Welcome home @laurennjjames”

Meanwhile, his Chelsea teammates including Mason MountTammy Abraham have all offered their welcomes.

With James having been confirmed as No.19, Mount commented: “Love it LJ.. great number!”

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